Penn State Responds to Affirmative Action Ruling

04.23.14 | Terry Diener

 An affirmative action-related Supreme Court ruling that came down Tuesday morning will likely have little effect on Pennsylvania’s largest institution of higher education, as Penn State contends it doesn’t use race-related factors in its admissions process.  In a 6-2 opinion Tuesday the high court ruled that voters in Michigan can vote to ban affirmative action in the college admissions process. The case -- which at its core wasn’t about affirmative action but rather who can choose to ban it -- now opens the door for states across the country, to ban the controversial technique of using race as a factor in admitting students to colleges and universities.